Workshop: Improv(e) Your Requirements!

Improvisational comedy—sometimes called improv—is a form of theater in which the performance is created spontaneously, in the moment. Successful improvisers learn and use a variety of skills and techniques which allow them to better extract ideas, expand on them, and make them meaningful and manifest. Now reread the previous sentence, but replace the word “improvisers” with “analysts”. In many ways, improv is a great analogy for requirement elicitation, analysis, and specification. In this highly interactive workshop, Damian Synadinos uses his extensive experience with improv and requirements to explain and demonstrate some of these similarities. After setting context and expectations, Damian introduces and discusses a few fundamental concepts that are essential to developing valuable requirements, such as empathy, relativism, tacit/explicit knowledge, and the differences between wants, needs, and expectations. Building on those ideas, he continues to more practical topics, such as how to get requirements, and what to do with them. Whether you are a requirements creator or consumer, you are sure to laugh, learn, and leave with ways to help improv(e) your requirements!

Workshop Takeaways:

  • What requirements are and why they matter.
  • How to get requirements and what to do with them.
  • Philosophical views that lead to practical action.
  • Fun!

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Location: Pima Date: March 14, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Damian Synadinos